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Hudson Star Observer
Wisconsin roundup: Survey ranks state 16th-best overall; GOP senator questions immunity provision in Harsdorf heroin legislation; 9 more state news stories
Mystery of Minnesota North Shore waterfalls may be solved
5th Women in STEM event draws 250
Friend: Lawyer who killed a New Richmond grad jogging in St. Paul found to have brain tumors
Wisconsin roundup: Renewed push to stall Capitol's 'revolving door'; police union responds to trooper nametag issue; 8 more state news stories
crime and courts
Raiders roll to sectional hockey title
Raider hockey rolls to section finals
Raiders barrel into sectional
Raider wrestlers punch ticket to state
Raiders reclaim No. 1 ranking
A life lived inventing: Local scientist inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame
Twenty-year military journey ends in Hudson
UW Success by 6: parents and caregivers make all the difference
Regional artists recognized for state awards in the River Falls Public Library Gallery
College students present diverse artwork exhibition
arts and entertainment
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - New Pavilion/ Restroom
CITY OF HUDSON: Ad For Bids - Skid Unit
HUDSON SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/9/17 Board Meeting Minutes
TOWN OF TROY: Beer License Application - Cracked Barrel Winery
TOWN OF ROCK ELM: Ad For Bids - 170th Street TRID Project
Michael G. Peterson, 71
Douglas Ray, 42
Charlene Adele Wold, 49
Sharon Bailey Koland, 74
Shirley J. "Squirrel" Watson, 74
Bill would reduce public transparency
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 23, 2017
Teachable moments in a blame culture
Letters to the Editor for Feb. 16, 2017
Curb the Supreme Court’s imperial power
Real Estate Showcase
March 3, 2016
Challenger emerges for Harsdorf’s state Senate seat
The 10th state Senate seat now held by Republican Sheila Harsdorf has a new candidate -- Diane Odeen, a lawyer, a River Falls City Council member,...
March 3, 2016 - 1:52pm
February 29, 2016
St. Croix and Pierce Counties closing costs again among state's lowest
For the second straight year, a new study lists St. Croix and Pierce counties among those with the lowest closing costs in Wisconsin when compared to property values. St. Croix County’s average closing costs were again the state’s fifth-lowest in a study conducted by the New York-based...
February 29, 2016 - 10:41am
New table grape could last through frigid temps
It takes a hearty soul to live through a typical Wisconsin winter. It takes an even heartier grape to lie dormant through months of snow and...
February 29, 2016 - 9:34am
February 28, 2016
Berning sets sights on ‘new economy’ in Assembly race
Paul Berning was prepared to enter elected office in 2016, but his plans were altered after a longtime lawmaker announced his retirement from...
February 28, 2016 - 3:58pm
Randy's Ramblings: Madison is grabbing power from local governments
I remember when conservatives were the defenders of local control. That was when Democrats had some power in Madison. Now, with Republicans in charge of the Legislature and Scott Walker in the governor’s office the tables have turned. State Rep. Katrina Shankland, a Democrat from...
February 28, 2016 - 9:43am
February 27, 2016
Alleged marijuana growing operation discovered at Somerset house and garage
An active marijuana growing operation was uncovered by authorities this month in a Somerset man’s garage and home, according to charges filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. An attached garage at 1909 Highway 35 contained 18 marijuana plants, while 12 more plants were found in...
News/crime and courts
February 27, 2016 - 4:38pm
February 25, 2016
Warm weather great treatment for ‘Birkie Fever’
By Mark Gherty, Hudson attorney and Nordic Sports Correspondent The 43rd Slumberland American Birkebeiner proceeded with great success, despite...
February 25, 2016 - 1:21pm
Gall named new Rivertown Multimedia publisher; Dzubay departing
Forum Communications Co., the parent firm of RiverTown Multimedia, has announced leadership changes that reflect the promotion of an existing...
February 25, 2016 - 9:41am
January 26, 2016
For decades, he was the ‘Ice Road’ king
North Hudsonite Dave “Swanee” Swanson was a godsend for Andersen Corp. workers who live in Wisconsin. As soon as the ice on the St. Croix...
January 26, 2016 - 11:19am
January 23, 2016
Funds available to help homeowners with repairs
Funds are available to help homeowners hoping to make repairs to their homes. The Home Repair Program, funded by the federal government and distributed...
January 23, 2016 - 10:20am
January 11, 2016
Pope picks area native for Superior bishop
After about a year of operating with no bishop, the Catholic Diocese of Superior, which includes Hudson, will soon have a new leader. Pope Francis...
January 11, 2016 - 1:41pm
Hudson’s first tiny house leaves on maiden voyage
Chris Otten of Hudson built a tiny house last year. On Dec. 18, Otten and his friend Eric Larson, pulled out from Otten’s parents’ driveway...
January 11, 2016 - 10:15am
December 28, 2015
Season's first big snowstorm on the way; Two men die after falling through ice; Nine more state news stories
Winter storm warnings are posted in all of Wisconsin as most of the state braces for its first major snow of the season. Two to 10 inches are in the forecast with the highest totals expected in western and central areas from mid-day today (Monday) through tomorrow afternoon. The National...
December 28, 2015 - 9:12am
December 25, 2015
State: replace -- don’t repair -- Little Falls Lake dam
The Little Falls Lake dam should be torn out and replaced with a new structure, according to a recommendation outlined in a new state report. The Department of Natural Resources released the 37-page document Dec. 14, which concluded that in spite of other alternatives, a rebuilt dam...
December 25, 2015 - 10:35am
December 21, 2015
The risk on the roadways
A week before Thanksgiving in 2013, Rolando Ontiveros-Contreras was riding shotgun in a 2000 Honda Civic cruising west on Highway 64 in rural...
December 21, 2015 - 10:59am